Annie Jane Monument

Vatersay, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5YW

Type:Monuments & Ruins

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The Annie Jane was an emigrant ship  with over 450 people aboard that sailed from Liverpool on the 9th of September 1853 on a voyage to Quebec.

The ship was dis-masted three days out but still attempted to carry on against the wishes of most of the passengers. Caught up in a number of storms the vessel was eventually wrecked on Vatersay.

The casualties amounting to over 350 were interred in two mass graves somewhere in the sand dunes of the island; the location sadly lost. The 102 survivors did not meet with much hospitality as resources were limited on the island; some of them taking a month to return to their homes.

 

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